Bacolod City Treasurer Giovanni Balalilhe yesterday said they will distribute on Monday all supplies and other election paraphernalia entrusted to them for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections.
Balalilhe said personnel of the CTO involved in the preparation of official ballots and election paraphernalia will render duty at the BAYS Center today until election day.
The CTO, being under the Department of Finance, that is deputized by the Commission on Elections, will handle the custody, safekeeping and distribution of the official ballots, he said.
Balalilhe said they have requested for personnel from the General Services Office and the City Engineer’s Office to help transport the ballot boxes on Monday.
They have also requested for employees from other departments, who will comprise the distribution and retrieval team, to accompany CTO personnel in delivering supplies and election paraphernalia to the polling centers, he said.
There will be two CTO personnel to be deployed in each of the polling centers in Bacolod City during the elections, Balalilhe said.
After the elections, they will store all ballot boxes at the CTO warehouse, he added.
Earlier, Bacolod Election Officer Mavil Majarucon-Sia had said members of the electoral board will report to the Comelec during the weekend to check if all election paraphernalia are complete before these are deployed or distributed to the polling centers Monday before the start of the elections.
Voting will be from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., so she is reminding voters to vote early. The proclamation of winners will be held in the barangays by the Board of Canvassers, she said.
Majarucon-Sia is also reminding candidates that the campaign period ends before midnight Saturday. They should no longer campaign on Sunday, she said.
There are a total of 846 clustered precincts in Bacolod City and a total of 45 voting centers.
The total registered voters in Bacolod for the barangay election are 294,854; and for SK election – 91,549.
The Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting will establish voter’s assistance desks in schools in the city where there are polling precincts.*CGS
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